Introduction to Drones (Cost: $2,000-$3,000) – This two-day, six unit course costs $2,000-$3,000. Course pricing varies based on your take-home drone selection. To secure your seat in this course, a $250 deposit is required.
This two-day course is an introduction to drones and flight safety. You will be trained by a CFI ground school instructor using the latest drone technology including flight systems, batteries, designs of both mulitrotor and fixed wing aircraft, flying techniques, various flight modes and important information on 333 exemptions, COA’s and the National Airspace System. This course includes a ground school sign off which is important as it will allow you to take the FAA knowledge exam. Passage of the exam is critical for you to serve as a pilot of a Drone. Upon completion of three practice tests with a score of 80% or higher, a ground school exam sign-off is provided by our lead CFI.
Don’t know which drone to select? Learn more about each package by reviewing our Introduction to Drones – Take-Home Drone Comparison or select a specific package from the list below:
- DJI Phantom 4 Package [Recommended Package]
- DJI Phantom 3 “Professional” Package
- DJI Phantom 3 “Standard” Package
Graduates will receive a Drone Pilot Competency Certificate, FAA Ground School Sign-off and a take-home DJI Phantom (either a 3 or 4, depending upon your choice). Course pricing varies based upon take-home drone selection. All students who complete this course, may retake this course free of charge for 2 years*.
To register, please select the location/date from the list below:
Students interested in pursuing a career in drones may also be interested in our Advanced Drone Aerial Photography/Videography course or our Drone GIS/Mapping course.